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Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies Program

Fourth Biennial Undergraduate Conference

Saturday, April 14th 2018
University Downtown Center, SUNY Binghamton University

Call For Papers:
Activism of the Mind: Producing Knowledge on Latin America, the Caribbean and Diasporas

The Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies (LACAS) Program at Binghamton University invites proposals for research presentations at our fourth biennial undergraduate research conference. Undergraduates enrolled in any college or university are invited to submit proposals to present their research and creative work, which can be works in progress or completed projects. We welcome submissions on all topics related to Latin America, the Caribbean, and people of Latin American and Caribbean diasporas in any subject area. We particularly welcome original research and creative projects that students have undertaken as part of their coursework, capstone seminars, or theses.

The theme of this year's conference is Activism of the Mind. Because activism begins with thinking, students are encouraged to think of themselves as active and original producers of knowledge about the past and present, out of which we generate alternatives for the future. Activism of the Mind takes what we learn in our research, in class, and in our personal experiences to think deeply and creatively about important questions facing us today.

Presentations might address topics related to social movements, identities, diasporas, migrations, borders, ethnicities, policing, indigenous peoples, human rights, testimonials, violence, displacements, media, sexualities, resistance, social justice, gender, race, ecology, colonialism, post-colonialism, and more.

Please submit a brief (about 200) word abstract of your fifteen-minute conference presentation, with your name, paper title, major, and college/university via email to by February 5th 2018.




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